Letting Go

  “Attachment is the origin, the root of suffering; hence it is the cause of suffering.” ~The Dalai Lama   “Attachment” ~Tonya R. Hengerer   At times, we hold on Too Tightly to An idea, memory, or Concept—perhaps, even a Human being or Material object.  Difficulty arises when life changes, but Expectations stay the same.  It’s Now Time to let […]

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Waterbound

  I recently discovered a unique band–a quartet of musicians from Vancouver Island, Canada called, The Fretless.  Each member plays the violin, viola, and cello, transforming fiddle tunes and folk melodies into intricate, beautiful, and high energy arrangements of the Celtic traditions.  A number of their upbeat and spirited songs just may inspire you to kick up your heels.  In […]

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Communication

As a speech and language pathologist, I had a little fun with this acrostic poem.   “Communication”   Connecting with Others, using various Methods to Maximize Understanding and expression of language: Nonverbal language– Including, eye Contact, facial expression, body language, And Tone of voice.  Of course, verbal language Is the alternative; One that requires lots of Nifty words….spoken and signed. […]

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Attracting Bees

“The pedigree of honey does not concern the bee; a clover; anytime, to him, is aristocracy.” ~Emily Dickinson These photographs are courtesy of our friend and photographer, Doug Frassa.  Many thanks to Doug for graciously sharing his lovely photographs with Fourth Generation Farmgirl.

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Rose Petals

Climbing rose on the garden fence. Fallen rose petals Decorate the blades of grass, Beauty perseveres Tonya R. Hengerer _____________________________________________________________________________________ Day 4 of Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge for which I was nominated by the talented Prajakta.  Her thoughtful stories and creative poems are a delight.  Please make sure to visit her blog! My fourth nomination for this challenge is […]

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“The Weekly Bleat”

“A Thing of Beauty“ “A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness; but still will keep A bower quiet for us, and a sleep Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing…..” ~John Keats *Photographs taken in the Cotswolds area of England (2013).

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Still waters run deep

Originally posted on catterel:
The full moon smiled on the water Pale and still Till A casually tossed pebble Fractured her image She vanished And the watery surface silently said o O O An ever-widening mouth Of concentric circles Not a drop was left in its place Everything moved Rippled and swirled From top to bottom Of the pool Nothing was as before Then In silence the surface re-formed Smooth Still The moon smiled The pebble lay still on the bottom Unaltered.

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Chickens Everywhere!

As I was lying in bed tossing and turning between 2 and 4 this morning, a wonderful poem by Jack Prelutsky crossed my mind. Mr. Prelutsky, an American writer of children’s poetry, was named the first Children’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation in 2006.  He lives in Seattle, Washington and spends much of his time presenting poems to children […]

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